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Mishna in Makoth 2:7 וְכֹהֵן גָּדוֹל שֶׁהָרַג , אֵינוֹ יוֹצֵא מִשָּׁם לְעוֹלָם A Cohen Gadol who kills goes to the Ir Miklat forever. They would have to appoint another one, to do the Avoda on Yom Kippour, as the first one looses his previous job, as the Rambam הלכות רוצח ושמירת נפש at (7:14) says about all those sentenced to Ir Miklat, after they can ...


Chayim K'halacha question 223 - Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Blizinsky - says a Kohain may go on the paths that lead to Auschwitz however may not enter the area where the incinerators are.


This was birkat kohanim, the priestly blessing, which (in the diaspora, at least for Ashkenazim) is done only on the high holy days and festivals. In Israel it is done at each morning service (where a minyan is present). This is a recreation of a temple practice. I have been taught that one reason our kohanim take their shoes off is because they did in ...


Maftir is not considered one of the 7 "main" aliyot of the parsha. Technically, the entire parsha has been read and maftir is, usually, a repetition of the last few verses of the the weekly reading. When another Torah is used for maftir, it is a similar idea. The main parsha has been read, and maftor is an extra aliyah. Therefore, a Cohen may be called. This ...


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Rav Hirsch strikes again! On the second verse you quoted (Ex. 28:38), he writes, as part of a much larger discussion on the ציץ: ...The כהן גדול (High Priest [who wears the ציץ, Showplate]) represents the whole Service of the Sanctuary, and the inscription קדש לה' (holy to God) on his forehead proclaims the Name of God, which expresses the whole ...


Aaron shall bear the iniquity committed in the Holy Things This refers to those sins which are committed against the holy things i.e. the sin of a priest entering the Temple and/or officiating in the Divine Service while impure. See Mishnah, Menachot 3:3 and Zevachim 8:12 for more information and examples.

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